Motorboat & Yachting: This weekend at the Broom Boat Show, several notable boat models goes on display in Brundall, including 1957 model Jenny Wren.
At the 2016 Broom Boat Show the entire new boats range will be featured, hosted at the company’s Norfolk HQ, along with a selection of used models, including the notable Broom Jenny Wren from 1957.
The restored boat model recently starred in a BBC One show Holidays of a Lifetime with Fiona Philips and Len Goodman. Because the Jenny Wren is the showcase project for Broom’s new Heritage Marine Services division, which specialises in restoring classic models.
“We have some of the best boat builders in the country here at Broom, who have been building boats with us since the 1960s, so launching a heritage division was a natural step for us”, said Greg Houlston, general manager of Broom Marine Services.
At the boat show, visitors will also be able to enjoy on-site entertainment, take a factory tour, go on a short trip along the river to experience a Broom model in its natural environment.
Motorboat & Yachting: Cannes Yachting Festival in September will see the launch of the new Monte Carlo Yachts 80 which will slot in between the 76 and 86 when it hits the water in the autumn.
The boat yard is using Nuvolari Lenard design house to carve out a familiar Monte Carlo Yacht shape on an 80ft canvas with typical styling points like the feature windows in the topsides, round ports, stern “eyebrow” over the windscreen and a Portuguese bridge.
The flybridge reaches right back over the cockpit and is protected by a sleek hardtop. There is the option to have a hot tub up here as well as more regular amenities like sun pads, dining space and a comprehensive bar and cooking area.
Emphasis on the main deck has been on getting as much light into the saloon as possible through the use of floor-to-ceiling windows but this is bolstered by light woods and materials, including bleached oak flooring throughout the décor.
Details on exact cabin layouts are yet to be revealed but we do know that there will be a sumptuous, full-beam master cabin with a typically spacious ensuite and likely a similarly smart VIP ensuite in the bow.
Motorboat & Yachting: Five Sunseeker models ranging from 48ft-68ft will go on display at the Pre-Season Boat Show next month.
Sunseeker has confirmed its five boat models to centrepiece at this year’s Sunseeker Pre-Season Boat Show in Poole 18-20 March 2016.
The boat show event will give Sunseeker fans the chance to view the San Remo, Manhattan 55, Manhattan 65 and 68 Sport Yacht close up.
Completing the line-up is the Sunseeker Predator 57, which was launched just last year at the 2015 London Boat Show and has become Sunseeker’s fastest selling model with more than 60 hulls built in the first year alone.
The Sunseeker Pre-Season Boat Show runs from 10am to 4pm with a VIP evening event to raise money for the Julias House Hospice.
Motorboat & Yachting: Fairline Yachts will make its comeback in a big way at the 2016 British Motor Yacht Show, with five models on display from 42ft to 60ft.
Fairline Yachts has confirmed that it will be exhibiting five models at the upcoming 2016 British Motor Yacht Show.
The boat show at Swanwick Marina from 20-22 May 2016 will see Fairline Yachts relaunch itself after recent buyout by Russian investors.
Fairline models will be at display with range from 42ft-60ft including models from the Targa and Squadron collections.
The British Motor Yacht Show is a free event and will also feature five models from Sunseeker and five models from Princess Yachts who are key supporters of this annual event.
The boat show was first launched in 2013 and it aims to provide a boutique atmosphere for serious buyers. Attendance and parking is free, but anyone interested in booking a private viewing of one of the models on display is advised to call ahead.
Motorboat & Yachting: The new Ferretti 850 will be launched this year at the 2016 Cannes boat show.
The new Ferretti 850 will make its international debut at the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival in September alongside their new Ferretti 450, which will be the smallest boat that the company has built for some time.
The hull design of the Ferretti 850 is based on that of the outgoing 800 with an extended hull length of 85ft 4in (26m) but a construction length below the 24m mark, therefore placing the yacht into the category of recreational craft and avoiding the tiresome regulations that can afflict larger boats.
The brand new look of the Ferretti 850 is a striking one, with vast amounts of glazing dominating both the superstructure and the topsides.
The flybridge extends well aft over the cockpit with a classy grey hardtop providing some shelter, and the deck is supplemented by a comfortable cockpit. There is a foredeck living area that includes both a large table for private sundowners and a sunpad.
There is also a vast transom door which can be lowered down into the water to create a water level beach club containing a Williams 385 that can fit in the tender garage.
If any new owners want other toys then an aft section of the flybridge can be cleared of furniture and fitted with a crane and chocks.
Motorboat & Yachting: Bates Wharf has announced that it will be bringing a Fairline Targa 38 to the 2016 London On-Water Boat Show.
Bates Wharf has signed up for the 2016 London On-Water Boat Show and will display a Fairline Targa 38.
The presence of Bates Wharf is significant as it will be the first exhibition of a new Fairline model since the company was bought out of administration by new Russian owners last month.
The Fairline Targa 38 is the entry-level model in the Fairline Boats collection, and with the largest engine option of twin 400hp Volvo Penta D6 engines fitted, this is the fastest Fairline model ever with a top speed of over 40 knots.
Tickets are on sale now for the London On-Water Boat Show 2016 with prices starting from £9 per person.
Motorboat & Yachting: Local manufacturer Sunseeker has thrown its support behind the upcoming 2016 Poole Harbour Boat Show, with a Sunseeker Sessions to host live music acts.
The 2016 Poole Harbour Boat Show is returning May 20-22 and this year with full support of Sunseeker International.
Sunseeker was announced this week as the primary sponsor of the event, and will also be hosting a live music stage called Sunseeker Sessions.
Sunseeker marketing manager Bryan Jones said: “Sunseeker are extremely proud of their Dorset heritage so we are delighted to be associated with our local boat show.
“We look forward to delivering a live music stage to showcase amazing local bands, acts and performances in what promises to be an entertaining boat show for all the family.”
Other event sponsors include PSP Logistics, Coleman Insurance, brokerage firm Bates Wharf and luxury car dealership Westover Group with other exhibitors such as Trusty Boat Sales, Berthon, Boats.co.uk, Gibbs Boat Sales, Offshore Powerboats, TBS Boats and Clipper Marine.
The 2016 Poole Harbour Boat Show will run from May 20-22 and organisers hope to build on last year’s bump up on attendance of 15,000 visitors.
Motorboat & Yachting: Organisers of Düsseldorf Boot 2016 have announced that this year 247,000 visitors attended the boat show.
Boot Düsseldorf closed last night and the organisers have confirmed a rise in visitor attendance for this year of a grand total of 247,000 visitors, which marks a 2.8% increased when compare to last year.
The figures included 50,000 foreign visitors travelling from 52 countries to attend the boat show. With more than 1,800 boats on display, Düsseldorf Boot is one of the largest in the world and the atmosphere at this year’s show was optimistic and upbeat.
Boot Düsseldorf Boot, managing director Werner Matthias Dornscheidt said: “Boot 2016 was a professional party that whetted everyone’s appetite for water activities in gloomy January.”
His words are backed up by the exhibitors, with 90% of them expecting the boat show to grow further in the next two or three years.
The 2017 Boot Düsseldorf Boat Show has been scheduled for 21-29 January.
Motorboat & Yachting: Despite strong sales were recorded, the 2016 London Boat Show saw a drop in attendance of 2%.
Strong sales and improved layout contributed to create a positive atmosphere at the 2016 London Boat Show, despite a slight dip in attendance.
British Marine Boat Shows announced that a total of 90,328 people visited the event at London Excel, which is roughly 2% down compared to last year’s figure of 92,288.
Managing director at British Marine Boat Shows, said: “The quality of business achieved coupled with the fantastic attractions on offer and celebrity faces seen, has resulted in the 62nd London Boat Show being yet another successful show.
“At the heart of one of the world’s most pioneering capital cities, we have showcased the rich heritage of both British and international boating, latest marine innovations and designs to a global audience.”
Sales director at Sunseeker said: “This has been our most successful London Boat Show for a number of years. It is an excellent barometer of sales to come in 2016.”
He added that the Sunseeker team met with more clients and prospects that ever before, eclipsing their pre-recessionary levels of interest and resulting in a 55% year-on-year increase in forward orders.
Motorboat & Yachting: With less than 24 hours to go until the London Boat Show opens, Sunseeker has given an insight into the logistics of getting its 131 Yacht in place.
The Sunseeker 131 Yacht will be the largest model ever launched in London when it is unveiled tomorrow at the Excel Centre and the logistics of getting it in place have been considerable.
Sunseeker has revealed that it needed London City Airport to temporarily close a runway while their team manoeuvred the tri-deck yacht through King George V lock and onto its berth at the nearby Excel Centre.
And they would do well to keep the airport onside, as plans are in place to fly in potential buyers on an Airbus H135 helicopter for private viewings of the 131 Yacht.
Sean Robertson, sales director at Sunseeker International, said: “I am delighted we are launching this special new yacht, the first – and largest – of four new Sunseeker models set to debut in 2016.”
He added that five orders for the 131 Yacht have already been placed by clients based all over the world. The Sunseeker 131 Yacht will be on display at the London Excel Centre from 8-17 January and tickets are available online now, with prices starting from £10 per adult.
In other Sunseeker news, the firm has announced that it will be expanding its latest recruitment drive to offer 225 new jobs.
Phil Popham, CEO of Sunseeker, said: “We are pleased to announce these recruitment plans which give a clear signal of the positive times ahead at Sunseeker. Our forward order book for 2016 and beyond is looking very strong, currently up 55% over the same period last year.
“Expanding our highly skilled workforce is a key part of our planned investment, and with the introduction of a number of new boat lines in 2016 we are able to recruit 225 new skilled staff to support future growth.
“This recruitment drive is underway and will conclude in the first half of the year, bringing our total employee number to around 2,150.”